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Old 02-18-2005, 07:48 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

Got out and looked at the car this morning.... she'* running REALLY low on the rear end.

Something in the back of my mind tells me it might have something to do with the subs/amp I just had put in last week.... not the weight.... but maybe something to do with the air-ride?

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http://www.williamwren.com/struts/elc.html

Do the bubble test. Your 97 I assume?
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Yea it'* the 97.....

So unplugging one of the ELC cables couldn't cause the struts to sit so low?
or reconnecting them wrong?
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Did you mess with the ELC stuff? Redo everthing you did and make sure you put it back together correctly.
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Did you mess with the ELC stuff? Redo everthing you did and make sure you put it back together correctly.
No I didn't mess with anything..... but that'* not to say the ones that installed the sub box & amp didn't hit a wire or something.
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That'* a distinct possibility. I'd be digging through there if I were you. Your components are in different locations than my 93, but you're looking primarily for the selector valve. Little round sucker with airlines and an electrical connector going to it.

Interesting, though. If it'* disconnected, and you turn on your utility inflator, your struts should fill. Try that. Then you'll know if that'* your problem.
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Had the car out at lunch..... she'* level.... odd eh?

Drove her around for 1hr during lunch, parked.... yup she'* still level.

I'm still going to take it over to the shop to have her checked out.
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Update..... had her checked out today...... she'* fine.

Checked her level a few more times.... it'* ok... no issues.... not sure why she was so low this morning......
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Did the compresser come on a lot that day? Mine seems to always be on when there are back seat passengers and is rather annoying.
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Temperature change?
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